Liverpool suffered the third loss of the season in the Premier League on Wednesday. The brand new champion lost 2-1 on a visit to Arsenal, partly due to a blunder by Virgil van Dijk.
Liverpool made a 0-1 lead early in the game due to a goal from Sadio Mané, who slipped in a cross from Andrew Robertson, but then things went completely wrong for the 'Reds'.
Arsenal made it 1-1 and 2-1 before half-time. First, Alexandre Lacazette benefited from a foul playback from Van Dijk to Allison Becker and then Reiss Nelson punished Becker's tinkering mercilessly.
Liverpool, which took the first league title since 1990 three weeks ago, will be awarded the cup next Wednesday after the home game with Chelsea. That happens on The Kop, where the most fanatical fans usually sit.
Arsenal retains a glimmer of hope for a ticket to the Europa League due to the victory over Liverpool. The 'Gunners' are number nine with two rounds to go, three points behind number six Wolverhampton Wanderers.
Harry Kane heads against Newcastle United for his 200th goal for Tottenham Hotspur. (Photo: Pro Shots)
Tottenham does not suffer any damage
Tottenham Hotspur suffered no damage in the battle for European football earlier on Wednesday. The 'Spurs', who defeated Arsenal 2-1 in the final phase on Sunday, won 1-3 thanks to an assist by Steven Bergwijn visiting Newcastle United.
Tottenham did not have it easy and was still 1-1 after an hour. Heung-Min Son made it 0-1 with a sneaky slider and Matt Ritchie made it 1-1 with a pebble shot, which was preceded by an error by Serge Aurier, who played despite his brother being shot dead in Paris on Monday.
The team of manager José Mourinho still ran into 1-3 in the last half hour by two headers from Harry Kane, who thus made his 200th and 201st goal for Tottenham. Bergwijn, who came in immediately after the 1-1, delivered the assist with a very fine cross in the 1-2.
Tottenham is number seven one point behind Wolverhampton due to the win and four points on number four Leicester City. The top four enter the Champions League and numbers five and six the Europa League. The number seven may also receive a ticket for that last tournament.
Chris Wood plunges Wolverhampton Wanderers into grief with a striking penalty on behalf of Burnley. (Photo: Pro Shots)
Wolverhampton wastes expensive points
Wolverhampton lost very expensive points at Burnley (1-1). The 'Wolves' were 0-1 fifteen minutes before the end by a volley by Raul Jimenez, but in injury time they still had to swallow the equalizer after a penalty kick from Chris Wood.
Manchester City gave the successful week an appropriate follow-up. The 'Citizens', who escaped exclusion from the European tournaments on Monday, were 2-1 too strong for AFC Bournemouth in-house.
With a glorified B-team, City was 2-0 halfway through goals by David Silva (free kick) and Gabriel Jesus (nice individual action), after which it became 2-1 just before time thanks to a hit by David Brooks (tighter) .
City has nothing to fight for in the competition. The dethroned champion is already assured of second place and can therefore fully focus on the remainder of the FA Cup later this month and the Champions League in August.
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